PVR-250 on freebsd 7.0-release

Jeff jeff at doeshosting.com
Thu Apr 3 03:37:59 UTC 2008

On Apr 2, 2008, at 11:37 AM, usleepless at gmail.com wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 5:57 AM, Jeff <jeff at doeshosting.com> wrote:
>> Hey list,
>>  I am trying to get my old Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 working on  
>> freebsd 7
>> (recently updated RELENG_7_0).
>>  I only want this for s-video in, from my dvd changer.  I do not  
>> require
>> audio (which goes to my stereo system) or cable (I do not watch  
>> tv).  This
>> seems like a very simple setup, but I am having problems that I  
>> cannot
>> figure out from google.  I have read quite a few helpful messages  
>> about this
>> driver on this list, which is why I have joined and am trying here.
>>  I have X running, I am using John Wehle's driver from multimedia/ 
>> pvr250
>> which is loaded:
>>  iicbb0: <I2C bit-banging driver> on cxm_iic0
>>  iicbus0: <Philips I2C bus> on iicbb0 master-only
>>  iicsmb0: <SMBus over I2C bridge> on iicbus0
>>  smbus0: <System Management Bus> on iicsmb0
>>  smb0: <SMBus generic I/O> on smbus0
>>  iic0: <I2C generic I/O> on iicbus0
>>  cxm0: Temic 4036 FY5 tuner
>>  cxm0: SAA7115 rev 1 video decoder
>>  cxm0: MSP3435G-B6 audio decoder
>>  cxm0: IR Remote
>>  cxm0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
>>  cxm0: [ITHREAD]
>>  cxm0: encoder firmware version 0x2050032
>>  cxm0: decoder firmware version 0x2020023
>>  when I try pvr250-setchannel -s it says:
>>  ioctl( tfd, METEORSINPUT ) failed.: Invalid argument
>>  and outputs the following to syslog:
>>  cxm0: video decoder failed to lock
>>  I have the s-video cable connected and the dvd changer is playing  
>> a dvd.  I
>> also plugged in the coaxial cable even though I do not care if I  
>> get that
>> working or not.  I currently have the onboard audio disabled in  
>> the bios
>> because I do not plan on using it, but since I am not getting a  
>> message
>> about the audio decoder I figure that is not important.
>>  Help and/or advice is much appreciated.
>>  Thank you,
>>  -krzee
> i had some hunches, read cxm.c, please try:
> pvr250-setchannel -g 720x480 ( or if you are in PAL landd, 576  
> instead of 480)
> and then,
> pvr250-setchannel -s
> let us know.
> regards,
> usleep

Thank you for the suggestion, unfortunately it did not change the  
result.  Same error, same entry in syslog.


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